Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day of Ashura

Assalamulaikum ...
Welcome to the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year (a bit late actually hehehehe ..). There was a very special moment in this month and it's the day of Ashura (Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. While Ashura itself means tenth). As we already know that Ashura is a memorial of things below, where Muslims especially Sunnis believe occurred on the 10th of Muharram :
  • Prophet Noah A.S and his people save from the great flood. 
  • Prophet Ibrahim A.S survived the fire Namrudz ( Firaun )
  • Prophet Jacob A.S heal from blindness and he was brought to the Prophet Joseph and meet on the day of Ashura.
  • Prophet Moses A.S survived Pharaoh's army at the Red Sea. 
  • Prophet Isa A.S ascended to heaven after the Roman attempt to capture and crucify him failed. 
  • Day of mourning the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala in 61 AH (680) 
There is a recommended Sunnah practice on the day of Ashura and it's fasting.
From Abu Hurayrah radi 'anhu he said, the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu' alaihi wa sallam said :
أفضل الصيام بعد رمضان شهر الله المحرم وأفضل الصلاة بعد الفريضة صلاة الليل
"Fasting is the most important after (fasting) Ramadan is the (fasting) in the month of Allah (months) Muharram, and the most important prayer after the obligatory prayer (five times) is the night prayer." [HR Muslim no 1163].
This noble hadith shows recommended fasting in the month of Muharram, even fasting is more important than any other month, after the month of Ramadan.
And when the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam was asked about his preferment said :
يكفر السنة الماضية
"Fasting is abort (sins) in the past year" [
HR Muslim no 1162].
More particularly if fasting on 10 Muharram ( Asyura ) coupled it with fasting the 9th of Muharram ( Tasu'a ) in order to differentiate from Jews and Christians, because the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam when he presented to the 10th of Muharram is the day that heralded the Jews and Christians.
From Ibn 'Abbaas - radi' anhuma - he said : 
فَإِذَا كَانَ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ – إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ – صُمْنَا الْيَوْمَ التَّاسِعَ
"If I am still alive next year, so really I would fast on the 9th of Muharram (with 10 Muharram)." [HR Muslim no 1134]
Some Ulama have argued sunnah fasting on the 11th of Muharram too, in addition to the 9th and 10th of Muharram, of whom Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyah. But the story is weak and its weak hadith. However, if the intention of fasting is to multiply the 11th of Muharram or fasting to make up fasting three days each month, it does not matter. In fact, he has performed the Sunnah and InsyaAllah it counted as shiyam Dahr
So here i added  islamic calendar if still confused the precise date of 09 & 10 Muharram :D
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PS :  
In several days conflicts in Gaza between Palestinian and Israeli Zionists re-heated. I was so sad to see these cruelty of Zionist israel soldiers that continue to attack Palestinians. And even now already fallen many of victims whom are childrens who are innocent. In my opinion, it's reasonable if Mujahideen Palestinians strike back with a force that even lame, because they maintain the area. If it's like this, so who's the real terrorists? I can only pray for my brothers in Palestine was given power, protected and given victory with your help, O Allah. Aamiin ..
In this Muharram month, which many of Muslims are fasting inshaAllah our prayers for them in Palestina were answered by Allah SWT . I hope the blessing and special 10th of Muharram could happen again this year for my brothers in Palestine like Prophet Noah saved from the float, like Prophet Ibrahim survived from Firaun & Moses A.S survived Pharaoh's army at the Red Sea. Aamiin. ALLAHUAKBAR..ALLAHUAKBAR..ALLAHUAKBAR !

فَإِذَا كَانَ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ – إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ – صُمْنَا الْيَوْمَ التَّاسِعَ
فَإِذَا كَانَ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ – إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ – صُمْنَا الْيَوْمَ التَّاسِ
فَإِذَا كَانَ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ – إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ – صُمْنَا الْيَوْمَ الت
Dari Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu dia berkata, Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda,
أَفْضَلُ الصِّيَامِ بَعْدَ رَمَضَانَ شَهْرُ اللَّهِ الْمُحَرَّمُ وَأَفْضَلُ الصَّلاَةِ بَعْدَ الْفَرِيضَةِ صَلاَةُ اللَّيْلِ
Puasa yang paling utama setelah (puasa) Ramadhan adalah (puasa) di bulan Allah (bulan) Muharram, dan shalat yang paling utama setelah shalat wajib (lima waktu) adalah shalat malam.“[1].

Hadits yang mulia ini menunjukkan dianjurkannya berpuasa pada bulan Muharram, bahkan puasa di bulan ini lebih utama dibandingkan bulan-bulan lainnya, setelah bulan Ramadhan[2].

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